For nearly forty years he has ruthlessly exploited and dominated Formula One motor racing, and now he is setting his sights further afield...This is the true story of Bernie Ecclestone, the street-smart, working-class kid who masterminded the transformation of Formula One from an amateur sport of the fifties into a global billion dollar industry of the 21st century. Now, with his GBP2.5bn fortune, influence and power, Bernie has moved into the world of football with Renault F1 boss Flavio Briatore to turn Queen's Park Rangers, a struggling west London club, into a serious rival to the capital's glamour club, Chelsea. To many he was the saviour of Formula One, but there are also those who came into conflict with his methods. They have a different story to tell. Bernie Ecclesone, King of Sport reveals the unbridled avarice, callousness and corruption behind the hype of Formula One - and the warts-and-all character of the man who is now making his mark on the beautiful game. This is the true, astonishing story of the single most powerful man in thew world of sport today.The problem wasna#39;t that [i.e. what Ecclestone was asking]. ... So if the debt had been cleared, the Canadian Grand Prixwould not have been dropped from the calendar? ... That was the major problemin Canadanot gettinga grand prix. ... 1 World Championship would like to make clear that Mr Ecclestone has received andaccepted the terms of payment that were fully agreedtofor the2006and2007 events.
|Title||:||Bernie Ecclestone - King of Sport|
|Publisher||:||John Blake Publishing - 2009-09-07|